Mind the Gap – a filmic study of Willem Dafoe’s “air-cooled” teeth

Actor-director Grigoriy Dobrygin’s short film Mind the Gap, enlists acting icon Willem Dafoe for what is basically a filmic study of the Spiderman star’s most remarkable feature: his gap-filled teeth. The idea to shoot Willem Dafoe for the film came after the two met while filming the adaptation of John le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man. “When you are an […]

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Spaceport Somewhere – A Documentary About Being a Space Rocket Launcher in Alaska

Kodiak Island located in the Gulf of Alaska, is mainly famous for its maritime culture and the free roaming bison. However, this picturesque location is also home to the Pacific Spaceport Complex, a world-class rocket-launching facility. In August 2014 a rocket launched from Kodiak experienced a flight error. Seconds after lift-off, the $44 million payload […]

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Behind the scenes of color grading A.I. Revolt

Maarten Slooves is a Dutch filmmaker whose recent A.I. Revolt passion project won first place in Dutch Drone Film Festival in the “Most Artistic” category. Maarten also won second prize in the Italy Peugeot Drone Film Festival and was a finalist in the Los Angeles Drone Film Festival. When Maarten approached us about writing a guest blog […]

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Getting the High End Look on a Budget

Back in September I came across “Tellin You Y” music video for James the Mormon, which was directed and shot by Cameron Gade, director and filmmaker from California and based out of Utah. Naturally, I reached out to Cameron to learn how this video was created. Cameron was kind enough to share with me some behind the scenes […]

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Bari Baykal Interview on Shooting in Extreme Conditions

Hey folks! Today we’re bringing you an interview with Bari Baykal, a DP and photographer based out of Turkey and England. Bari is Sony’s independent certified expert, Phase One’s ambassador and actually our very own affiliate. I interviewed Bari about shooting his latest documentary and what’s it like to shoot in extreme conditions. Bari was kind enough to share […]

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Michael Tushaus on creating a music video for Rabid Young

A few months back I came across Rabid Young’s music video “Before You Go” which was lensed and directed by Michael Tushaus. Almost immediately I contacted Michael about doing an interview on his work, creating the “Before You Go” music video and his take on color grading. Michael was kind enough to immediately share with me some of […]

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Interview with Jared Fadel on creating a commercial for Arvo Watches

Recently we reported that the first released footage of the new RED Helium 8K sensor was graded with the help of our LUTs. The man behind the lens responsible for creating that astonishing piece of video was Jared Fadel. We sat down (well virtually) for an interview with Jared to learn a bit more about […]

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First glance at ungraded footage from RED Helium 8K sensor

Few days ago we shared with you our interview with Jonny Mass from Abandon Visuals, the filmmaker behind ‘The Underdog‘, a short film, showcasing the new RED Helium 8K sensor. Today, we would like to go one step ahead and share with you some before and after shots from the new RED Helium 8K sensor. […]

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Creating ‘The Underdog’ – First released RED Helium 8K footage

Earlier we reported that the first released footage of the new RED Helium sensor was graded with the help of our LUTs. In order to learn more about the workflow, what’s it like to work with 8K .r3d files and what did it take to make ‘The Underdog‘, we sat down (well virtually) for an interview […]

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